Yun Kyong Kim, Organ

Guest Artist, Yun Kyong Kim, Organ
Sunday, October 14, 2007, 4-5 pm

Galbreath Chapel
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Pops and Pipes!Sponsored by the Southeast Ohio Chapter, American Guild of Organists.

Yun Kyong Kim was born in Korea and moved to the United States in 1984. She received her doctoral degree in organ performance in 2005 from Indiana University with minors in early music and music theory, where her principal teachers were Christopher Young (organ) and Elisabeth Wright (harpsichord). She holds a Master of Music degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Washington, where she studied organ with Carole Terry and piano with Robin McCabe. She has also studied and performed in North Germany and France, and made her French debut at Basilique Sainte-Clotilde in Paris in 1997.

Ms. Kim won First Prize at the 1993 Northwest Regional Competition for Young Organists, and was awarded Third Prize at the 2000 American Guild of Organists’ National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance (NYACOP) at the AGO National Convention in Seattle, Washington.

In addition to solo recitals, Ms. Kim has performed with several ensembles, including the Pro Arte Singers conducted by Paul Hillier, and the Dayton Bach Society. Her performances have been heard on Seattle Public Radio’s From the Organ Loft program and on Dayton Public Radio. She was an associate instructor of piano at Indiana University for five years, and is currently organist and choirmaster at Christ Episcopal Church in Dayton, Ohio and past Dean of the Dayton chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Ms. Kim’s debut CD entitled Pops & Pipes! was recently released nationally through the Organ Historical Society and the Gothic Catalog. The CD features the world premiere recordings of George Baker’s Tuba Tune Ragtime and the complete organ transcription of Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saëns. —

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